Paris: Art & Design



11 days







This 11 day program is a captivating and educational look at art and design by touring Paris’s most famous museums, cathedrals, palaces, and more.

Notable destinations include:

St. Denis: This temple is the fist Gothic church built, and is the burial site of the French Royal Family.

Sainte Chapelle: This is a royal chapel in the Gothic style, located within the medieval Palais de la Cité, the residence of the Kings of France until the 14th century. 

Notre Dame: This cathedral, (the most visited monument in France), is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture.

Musée d’Orsay: Housed in a train station and constructed for the 1900 World Fair, this is a national museum devoted to the arts from 1848–1914. The many art movements represented in the museum include Academism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau.

Louvre: The Louvre houses art spanning many historical periods, art styles, and world regions. This includes western art from the Middle Ages through 1848, art from ancient civilizations around the world, and art from a variety of regions and cultures, including Islam, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and North and South America.

Palace of Versailles: This palace is a magnificent example of French Baroque architecture, and is the most famous royal chateau in France.

The Centre Pompidou: Designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, this is a 20th century architectural marvel, immediately recognizable by its exterior escalators and enormous colored tubing. It is home to the National Museum of Modern Art and is internationally renowned for its 20th and 21st century art collections.

Additionally, students will be able to tour some of the most famous landmarks in Paris, including the Eiffel Tower and Champ de Mars, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées, and more. The tour will conclude with a lovely boat cruise on the Seine.

Program includes

  • 9 Nights of Accommodation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • 2 Traditional Dinners
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Paris Museum Pass
  • Paris Historical & Cultural Walking Tours
  • Paris Art Walking Tours
  • Notre Dame
  • Louvre
  • Opera House
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Montmartre Walking Tour
  • St. Denis
  • Versailles
  • Seine Boat Cruise


DAY 01– Departure

  • Depart for Paris, France

DAY 02

  • Arrive in Paris
  • Transfer to Place of Accommodation
  • Check In, Relax, & Refresh
  • Orientation Walking Tour
  • Welcome Dinner & Program Orientation

DAY 03

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • St. Denis Excursion
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Return to Paris
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 04

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Notre Dame
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Paris Walking Tour: Left Bank, Pont Neuf, Quartier Latin, Sorbonne, Pantheon, & Jardin de Luxembourg
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 05

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Eiffel Tower & Champ de Mars
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 06

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Louvre, Passages, & Opera
  • Lunch: Picnic at Tuileries
  • Arc de Triomphe & Champs-Élysées
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 07

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Return to Paris
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 08

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • The Centre Pompidou
  • Lunch & Free Time (Marais/Falafel)
  • Free Time & Cultural Immersion

DAY 09

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Paris Free Day (with suggestions and optional activities)

DAY 10

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Paris Neighborhood Markets
  • Lunch & Free Time
  • Seine Boat Cruise
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

DAY 11– Departure

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Paris for Home

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